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. please welcome dave barry and alan zweibel. [applause] >> thank you. >> thank you for the fairly lengthy introduction. those are going to go first. i am dave. first of all, we're thrilled to be here at the commonwealth club. i want to tell you a little bit about myself. i live in miami. i moved there in 1986 from the united states. [laughter] one of the things i always feel like i should do is to defend my city because it had a bad reputation, a bad image. the zogby does this organization -- and does this poll were they asked people about different cities. many respondents thought miami was a dangerous and violent place. that hurts. when we see that, we want to attract those people down and kill them. [laughter] it is a wonderful city, it really is. it is a question of learning to adapt to the local culture. for example, you would never say out loud in miami, i do not know, i think you have to admit that castro has done some good for cuba. [laughter] anyway, what ever you have heard, disregard. it is a great town. we have a new attitude out there. the tourism motto is to come back to mia
cousin gave me one of your books, "dave barry talks back." i have not read anything like it before. i was on my couch laughing out loud. i went to college couple of years later and said i wanted to try this. i was at usc. i wrote a weekly humor column in a similar style to yours. i ended up writing 100 of these every week, every night. >> and you are homeless now. >> sincerely, it was one of the most rewarding experiences i had done, so thank you for that. >> is that the statement or the question? >> the statement. >> he is so much more a fan of mine and yours. if anybody has any questions about deli, i am here for you. sliced meat? i am here for you. hitler, bin laden, and this kid. i hate him. >> you're right about that head comment. >> and you are standing pretty far away. [laughter] >> in transitioning from writing your short for humor to yearlong for narrative, what was the biggest challenge? >> being brave enough to try it. i was in my 40 pause before i even tried to write a novel. i said i did not know how to do it. if you read a lot, and you can figure out what you're supposed
- prize-winning humorist dave barry about miami, the "insane city" that's the focus of his new novel. >> the people come from everywhere, people just weird people are attracted to miami. the wildlife is weird, the weather is weird, it's a festering stew of weirdness. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. > anwithhe ooingupport of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: millions of people in the northeast and new england battened down for a weekend blizzard today. forecasters warned it could be one for the record books. by this afternoon, the gathering storm was beginning to whiten the landscape for hundreds of
from the surface of mars; shields and brooks; and humorist dave barry. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: heavily armed police moved deeper into snow- covered mountains east of los angeles today, hunting an ex- police officer wanted for three murders. christopher dormer's burning truck was found yesterday near the big bear lake resort, about 80 miles from los angeles. today, san bernardino county sheriff john mcmahon said, so far, there's been no sign of dormer himself. >> we saw the tracks as i indicated last night. we followed those trackings around through the forest am we haven't found any new information to suggest the tracks are going any specific area. we're going to continue searching until either we discover that he left the mountain or we find him, one of the two >> sreenivasan: dormer was fired from the la police department in 2008. this week, he left an angry manifesto on facebook, in effect declaring war on the police. at least 36 people were killed in iraq today in the worst attacks since november. nearly 100 others were w
. there is a different sort of barry riling up the crowds tonight. we're talking about dave barry. the wildly popular writer is in town promoting a new book. crowds packed into the book store to hang out with barry and hear about his latest novel entitled insane city. he even took some time out to talk a little superbowl. >> i strongly am in favor of whoever the book buying public is supporting. that's who i'm supporting as well. i agree with everybody watching the broadcast. >> insane city is a fictional novel set in miami. the comedy is about a wild wedding, unpredictable characters and everything that is weird about south florida. no shortage of ammunition. this is barry's first solo adult book in 10 years in stores now. >>> you may have seen our recent undercover investigation. we found some african-americans were having a harder time getting a cab ride than whites. tonight we sit down with dc's taxi cab commissioner asking him what are you doing to make sure everybody gets treated the same. >>> topper. >> a very cold start on saturday. not single digits but pretty close. here is your wakeup weat
with a conversation with pulitzer- prize-winning humorist dave barry about miami, the "insane city" that's the focus of his new novel. >> the people come from everywhere, people just weird people are attracted to miami. the wildlife is weird, the weather is weird, it's a festering stew of weirdness. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
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up to the moments of christopher dorner. >>> and barry bonds is back in the cool. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to the middle of the week. >> thank you. >> it is wednesday, february 13th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. steve is right. i am enjoying the weather but we need some rain. >> february does not look good. >> not for the ski resorts too. >> yeah. january was dry. february hasn't been much better. we do get nice weather though. after the coastal fog and inland fog burns off, a lot of sunshine. highs low to mid 60s. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic is on highway 4 is getting busier. especially on highway 4 in antioch. also looking at the commute here if you are driving on 80 westbound you will see some slow traffic. now let's go back to the desk. >>> we are following breaking news from contra costa county this morning. a police officer and a suspect have been wounded in a gun battle exchange in pittsburg. it happened late last night near east 11th street. investigators say the gun battle began after the suspect shot and woun
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